This Week on Washington Week: The Legacy of George Floyd
Washington Week marks the one-year anniversary of George Floyd's murder at the hands of Minneapolis police with an in-depth look at racial justice and policing.
The outrage over Floyd's death quickly spread from the streets of Minneapolis to across the globe and reinvigorated the Black Lives Matter movement. There have been so many pivotal events since those initial protests from the use of force against peaceful protesters, to the conviction of former police officer Derek Chauvin for Floyd's murder, and President Joe Biden's promises to address systemic racism in the United States.
Calls for police reform have still not been met on Capitol Hill despite Biden setting the deadline of May 25, the anniversary of Floyd's death. Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris met with Floyd’s family at the White House Tuesday. But, in the year that has passed - what has changed and what hasn’t? And, where do we go next?
Joining moderator Yamiche Alcindor with more insight and analysis:
- Trymaine Lee, Correspondent for MSNBC and Host of the “Into America” Podcast
- Wesley Lowery, Correspondent for 60 Minutes+
- Ayesha Rascoe, White House Correspondent for NPR
- Sara Sidner, Senior National Correspondent for CNN
The conversation continues on the Washington Week Extra, streaming live on Facebook, YouTube and our website at 8:30PM.